Originally Posted by jeepwrangler97 View Post
As for swapping it out with another one, it's not necessarily going to be that easy. I found the starter on Amazon for about 1/3rd the price of what Advance Auto quoted me for. It also had free shipping. Too good to be true? Who knows... but it had 9 positive reviews. Seems lately that more and more of my lousy paychecks are going towards replacing something else on the Jeep--and most of the time it's not even an upgrade, it's just replacing something OE that fails. lol!
The starter has a warranty behind the good reviews, but it would certainly not be ideal to have to ship it back and wait for another one. I kept the old starter, and in a pinch I guess I could put it back in, but it's my daily.
I watched several videos of starter/flywheel grinding on Youtube and I'm pretty convinced it just needs shims. I guess starters are moderately universal between quite a few vehicles and sometimes the aftermarket starters aren't perfectly OE specs. It's not ideal, but it saved me a hundred bucks.
'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.